Originally Posted by gryd
My Craftsman Chainsaw is dead. It was never very reliable anyway. I'm looking for a 14 inch light duty saw of reasonable quality. My local dealer has an Echo cs-310 and a Stihl ms-180. Both 14 inch and priced around 200. Echo has a 5 year warranty and reportedly starts real nice. Stihl has only a 1 year warranty but is known as the "King of Saws". Ease of use is very important to me. Any recommendations?
Husquvarna and Stihl make the top quality in saws but for a light duty I would not think it would make a difference between the echo and stihl. Your major issue will be fuel and mix as to the life of your saw with light use.